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Maren Morris: CMT’s Next Women of Country Live

Tuesday, July 26, 2016 5:29pm

Ask Maren Morris about her music, and you know that with a soulful voice like hers, she’s bound to have some solid influences, including Dolly Parton. In a new interview for CMT’s Next Women of Country Live, Morris reveals Parton as one of her biggest influences as a singer, songwriter and personality. “I was such... Read more »

Brett Eldredge Working on New Music

Tuesday, July 26, 2016 2:54pm

Brett Eldredge’s latest album Illinois turns one on Sept. 11. But the No. 1 thing to understand about creative people is that they can’t stop creating. “I’m already writing for my third album,” Eldredge says in a new All Access Q&A. “I write a lot. I have songs that didn’t make the last album that... Read more »

Kip Moore Shares the Story Behind “Cigarette”

Tuesday, July 26, 2016 2:51pm

Any pro songwriter knows that inspiration can come from anywhere at any time. One just has to pay attention. The day Frankie Ballard’s new single “Cigarette” was written, Kip Moore happened to be paying close attention to a stranger’s last drag. At the time, Moore was in the middle of a songwriting session with Chris... Read more »

Willie Nelson Prepares For the Good Times: A Tribute...

Tuesday, July 26, 2016 12:13pm

Willie Nelson‘s next album will be a tribute to fellow Country Music Hall of Fame member Ray Price. Working closely with two longtime friends — producer Fred Foster and conductor-arranger Bergen White — Nelson recorded the album at Nashville’s Ocean Way Studios. Price, who died in 2013 at age 87, and Nelson recorded two albums... Read more »

Carrie Underwood’s Son’s One Splash Worth ...

Tuesday, July 26, 2016 9:54am

Carrie Underwood and Mike Fisher’s 17-month-old son Isaiah has officially mastered the belly flop. There’s no denying that after watching the Instagram post of his cautious technique in their kiddie pool earlier this week. But also noteworthy is his parents’ ability to share the tiny video of his tiny feat and together get a combined... Read more »

Aubrie Sellers Inks to Stevie Wonder

Tuesday, July 26, 2016 9:32am

When one of CMT’s Next Women of Country Aubrie Sellers inked her new major label deal with Warner Music Nashville, she did it to the sounds of Stevie Wonder and a few bottles of champagne popping. At least that’s what it looked like in a new Instagram video of her toast set to the Wonder... Read more »

For Brad Paisley’s Sons, Film Scores Come First

Tuesday, July 26, 2016 9:15am

I’m sure Brad Paisley’s sons Huck and Jasper love Brad Paisley songs. And yet, Paisley himself admits that they have a current obsession with a different kind of composer. “I’m not sure if I’m raising them correctly or completely wrong,” Paisley admitted in a new Billboard story. “You know what they listen to more than... Read more »


Hillary Clinton Makes Surprise Satellite Appearance at DNC

Tuesday, July 26, 2016 11:01pm

Clinton addressed the the delegates on the second night of the DNC.

ANALYSIS: Clinton Seeks Fresh Start With Help From Bill, Bernie and History

Tuesday, July 26, 2016 10:48pm

The now-official nominee sought a fresh slate on night two of the DNC.

Hillary Clinton Makes History as Democratic Nominee

Tuesday, July 26, 2016 9:56pm

The roll call vote followed an opening night overshadowed by protests.

Coast Guard: 46 People Rescued From Sinking Boat off Alaska

Wednesday, July 27, 2016 1:05am

Two Good Samaritan vessels rescued 46 people Tuesday night who abandoned their sinking fishing boat in the Bering Sea off Alaska's Aleutian Islands, the Coast Guard said

Iowa Football Player Mistaken for Robber During 'Pokemon Go' Game in Park

Wednesday, July 27, 2016 4:30am

Police released bodycam footage showing an encounter last week between a black University of Iowa football player and officers who were looking for a robbery suspect. The video was released Tuesday and shows defensive end Faith Ekakitie being stopped and searched by police in Benton Hill Park in Iowa City on July 20. Police said Ekakitie had matched the description of a suspect involved in an armed robbery just 10 minutes earlier. The incident was first described by Ekakitie in a Facebook post the same day of the encounter. Ekakitie said it was "the first time that I've ever truly feared for my life," but added that the police handled the situation "very professionally" once they realized that he was not the suspect. At the beginning of the nearly seven-minute-long video, an officer can be heard telling Ekakitie to put his hands up while they approached him. The same officer could also be heard saying "It's probably not you, but we've got to double check." Ekakitie wrote that...

State of Emergency Declared as LA-Area Wildfire Forces Evacuations

Tuesday, July 26, 2016 11:01pm

Many evacuated residents allowed to return home.